How to view RAM in BIOS

You can enter the BIOS through the operating system or by pressing a special key when starting the device.

Read more: How to enter BIOS on a computer / laptop


We look at the information about RAM

To find out how much total memory the Random Access Memory (RAM) has, you need to start the BIOS and check the information in the tab "Principal" . The required data will be displayed in the line «System memory» (also called "Total memory" o "Installed memory" ).

Also, these values ​​can be hidden in the option "System information" . In this case, use the keyboard arrows to select this line and access it with the «Enter» key .

If motherboard runs a UEFI interface, it's even easier. The information section about the computer system is usually right on the home screen. You just need to find the panel "Information" and look at the parameter value "Memory" .

Also, you can find information about the amount of RAM in other ways, for example, in the operating system itself or by using a bootable flash drive with special utilities. How to do this, you will learn from the material at the link below.

See also: Find out the amount of RAM in a PC

We look at the RAM configuration

In BIOS, you can also see the frequency, times and type of RAM. This is done directly in your settings. Here's exactly where you can see these options, and in the article at the link below, you can find out how and why you need to use them.

Read more: RAM Configuration in BIOS

Option 1: BIOS text interface

Memory configurations are often grouped into their own subsection "Memory configuration" or in a similar parameter with the words "Settings" , "Option" , etc.

This option is often found in the advanced settings tab. Here too it can be accessed immediately, or combined into special memory subsections, often "Chipset" o "Bridge-free configuration" , which are sometimes still placed in a separate tab.

Such settings can be found in the overclocking sections of computer components. Usually these are OC Ai Tweaker , Overclocking , MIT or variations thereof.

Option 2: graphical UEFI

For modern interfaces, RAM configurations are available in extended mode. In different UEFI systems, the button responsible for switching to this mode may be called "Mode classic" o «Advanced mode».

These options are often found on the same tabs as the text-based versions of the menus we saw in the Option 1 . For example, on Gigabyte motherboards this section is usually located in the tab MIT .

Determination of RAM errors

When you need to see problem areas and errors in memory blocks, you can use two methods. In the first case, everything is carried out in the BIOS itself, while the other method assumes the presence of a bootable USB flash drive, on which the tests will be performed.

Method 1: standard tools

If your hardware manufacturer has provided RAM diagnostics, then you need to find the appropriate section in the BIOS interface (usually la flange Diagnostics ) and run a RAM test.

At the end of the test, the system will open a window with information about errors in the RAM blocks. However, motherboard developers rarely integrate this utility into the basic configuration firmware. Therefore, you often have to resort to using third-party software.

Method 2: programmatic methods

There are many different programs for diagnosing RAM. We will take a look at the MemTest86 + utility, but you can check out other similar products at the link below.

See also: Programs to check RAM

Download MemTest86 +

  1. Download MemTest86 + and use it to create a bootable USB stick.
  2. Start the computer from a USB flash drive - to do this, in BIOS, go to the boot tab (most of the time "Start" ) and set the priority of the USB drive to the desired program.Read more: BIOS setup to boot from a USB flash drive
  3. Use the key "F10" to save the changes, after which the device will reboot and launch the utility.See also: Save settings in BIOS
  4. Wait until the end of the RAM test. Please note: in the section "Mistakes" , the number of errors will be displayed and specific trouble blocks and information codes about their failures will be available in the following table.

See also: How to test RAM using MemTest86 +

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